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Welcome to the website of award-winning historical fiction and Southern romance author Jessica James.

Well known for her critically acclaimed Civil War novels Shades of Gray and Noble Cause, Jessica is excited to announce the release of her first Contemporary Military Romance novel Meant To Be in June 2015.

Stay tuned for giveaways and announcements of special events tied to the book’s launch.

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Latest From Jessica James

Welcome March!

Welcome March!

I don’t remember ever being so happy and relieved to flip the calendar over to March! It was almost cause for a full-blown celebration! Here in south-central Pennsylvania, we had the coldest February in recorded history. It seemed like every Monday morning I was... read more
Honoring our Veterans

Honoring our Veterans

After a computer crash this fall, I was going through old files that had been backed up on a disc, and ran across this post. I remember every detail of the events it describes, but I have absolutely no memory of ever writing it down.   Even though it focuses on... read more
A star-spangled visit to Fort McHenry

A star-spangled visit to Fort McHenry

It’s been exactly a month since I visited “the birthplace of the National Anthem” for the 200th anniversary of the “Star Spangled Banner,” but I am only just getting around to writing a post about it. I’m happy to report that my... read more
Two-time winner of Southern Fiction Award

Two-time winner of Southern Fiction Award

I can’t believe summer is really here, and we are heading into the Fourth of July holiday weekend! I have been trying to get the garden in shape, but it’s been slow-going this year. We do finally have some beans coming, along with broccoli, tomatoes,... read more
Indie Book Awards Finalist!

Indie Book Awards Finalist!

I’m pleased to announce that my Civil War novel Above and Beyond was a Finalist in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards contest in the Fiction/Religious category! The Next Generation Indie Book Awards was established to recognize and honor the most... read more
Updated Awards List

Updated Awards List

ABOVE AND BEYOND AWARDS 2014 Next Generation Indie Award Finalist in Fiction/Religious 2013 USA “Best Books 2013” Finalist in Fiction/Religious NOBLE CAUSE AWARDS 2012 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Bronze Winner in Romance 2011 John Esten Cooke Award for Southern... read more
Patriots’ Day is launch day!

Patriots’ Day is launch day!

Revolutionary War novellaBy Jessica James I am pleased to announce that my latest book, Liberty and Destiny will be released on April 19, 2014 — Patriots’ Day! Set during the American Revolution, the novella tells the tale of two Patriots... read more
The miracle of Spring

The miracle of Spring

A lone daffodil blooms among the rocks. I have always thought that autumn was my favorite season, but this year, I’ve changed my mind. After a winter that seemed like it would never end, I am seeing Spring as I have never seen it before. After being cooped up... read more
Civil War love letters from Stonewall Jackson

Civil War love letters from Stonewall Jackson

This is the third installment of my Civil War love letter series during Valentine’s Day week. General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson Young Stonewall Jackson Over the years, the persona of Stonewall Jackson has attained almost mythical proportions. In life, they... read more
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